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Classic Love Poems Audiobook

Classic Love Poems

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Best Male Narrator, 2016

For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 15 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

Included in this collection are:

  • "How do I love thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare
  • "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "To Be One with Each Other" by George Eliot
  • "Maud" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell
  • "Bright Star" by John Keats
  • "Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • "Meeting at Night" by Robert Browning
  • "The Dream" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe
  • "I carry your heart" by e. e. cummings
  • "She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron
  • "Give All to Love" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

About the Performer

Richard Armitage is known to movie audiences around the world as "Thorin Oakenshield" in the trilogy of films based on The Hobbit. Born in Leicester, England, and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Armitage has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and created memorable roles on Robin Hood, North & South, and other British TV series.

Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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    bookylady 10/02/2015
    bookylady 10/02/2015 Member Since 2014

    Bookworm, librarian, chocaholic. Give me a good book, a bar of chocolate and a glass of fine wine and I'm a happy lady.

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    "Beautiful Poems, Balm For The Soul."
    What made the experience of listening to FREE: Classic Love Poems the most enjoyable?

    The selection of poems was fantastic and just right for the run-up to Valentines Day. There were poems that I had never heard plus some old, dear favourites. The subject matter made me stop working and really listen to the words. It was, therefore, very relaxing and uplifting. A real oasis of calm in the middle of a busy day.


    What about Richard Armitage’s performance did you like?

    His voice is mesmerising, like melted chocolate or a glass of really good red wine. It allows me to drift off into another world, stress-free and calm, deeply satisfying. His diction is wonderful and the timbre is deep and sympathetic, romantic and full of expression.It is balm for the soul.He could read a shopping list and it would sound wonderful!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Get ready to be romanced.


    Any additional comments?

    More of this narrator please!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MaMaMason 03/01/2017
    MaMaMason 03/01/2017

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    "Exquisite narration"

    Richard Armitage is a perfect choice for reading romantic poetry - his rendition is superb!

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    LEA 17/09/2016
    LEA 17/09/2016
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    "Only 22 minutes"

    Richard Armitage's voice is quite lovely and he is extremely eloquent. However I don't like the bible being quoted in here, I have come to realise that is not love and that quote is more of a threat than a love poem! It's also only 22 minutes long. 🤔

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    Arabella 18/05/2016
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    "Richard Armitage + Classic Love Poems = wonderful"

    This wonderful collection of Classic Love Poems is the best treatment one could bestow on one's ears. A perfect choice of poems and the sweet voice of Richard Armitage make this collection a must-have for everyone who loves poetry.
    There is only one wish I have: I want more!

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    anne hunt 31/03/2016
    anne hunt 31/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "a little piece of heaven!"

    I listen to this whenever I am feeling sad or lonely. The beautiful sentiments are expressed with such warmth and sincerity by the soothing, expressive voice of Mr. Armitage. Pure heaven! Wish it was longer.

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    Edyta Minsk Mazowiecki Poland 16/03/2016
    Edyta Minsk Mazowiecki Poland 16/03/2016 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Delightful listening"

    As always, Richard Armitage puts his heart and soul into the narration. I absolutely adore him.

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    Mariel 10/02/2016
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    "A must-listen to all!"
    If you could sum up Classic Love Poems in three words, what would they be?

    Exquisite. Delightful. Superb. There are not enough positive adjectives to describe these set of classic poems.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Armitage’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've always loved Richard Armitage's voice, thinking back on the excerpt of North & South, which I heard him narrate. I haven't listened to any of his previous narrations, but I'm thinking about buying the whole lot now. He could be reading an instruction manual in any language and I'd still keenly listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant collection of poems. Hope more comes with Mr Armitage reading them.

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    Emma Ashley 15/01/2016
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    "Beautiful performance and very soothing"

    This is such a wonderful collection of love poems, including many of my favourites. The way Richard reads them brings all the words and emotions to life and is peaceful/soothing to listen to on a stressful day.

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    ej 26/12/2015
    ej 26/12/2015
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    "Beautiful"

    Beautiful selection of poems read in such a way as to capture your heart. Thank you!

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    Ruth646 27/04/2015
    Ruth646 27/04/2015
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    "Richard Armitage is the voice of Romance."

    Such a great actor, great material- a fantastic selection of classic poems read in style.

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  • Carolynd
    09/02/15
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    "Wonderful!!"
    Would you listen to FREE: Classic Love Poems again? Why?

    I will listen over and over again!


    Any additional comments?

    This man is perfection! His voice is perfection!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TMH
    09/02/15
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    "Loved it"

    Very cool promotion having this free off the Facebook page.

    Looking forward to hearing more books.
    Thank you Audible alot

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bekka
    Springfield, MO
    09/02/15
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    "Lovely Valentine gift"

    Love Richard Armitage! Beautiful speaking voice. Great selection of poetry. Thanks, Audible. This would set a great mood for a Valentine's evening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra.A
    09/02/15
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    "l'amour a une voix"
    What does Richard Armitage bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Richard Armitage c'est le choix parfait pour ces poèmes, cette voix envoûtante, grave avec tellement d'émotion !


    Any additional comments?

    A écouter d'urgence même si vous n'êtes pas bilingue on se laisse porter par cette voix que l'on connaît et qu'on aime tout particulièrement sachant que cet homme, cet acteur est un grand professionnel qui ne fait jamais rien à moitié c'est juste PARFAIT !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • June
    09/02/15
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    "Lovely narration by Armitage of classic love poems"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A resounding yes. Richard has a spellbinding voice that lends such richness and romance to these beautiful poems.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R. Wood
    Leavenworth, KS United States
    09/02/15
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    "Richard Armitage's readings of classic love poems"

    In a world where there is sadness every day, this reading is an island of beauty and peace. So grateful!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JI
    09/02/15
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    "How could I say something !"

    First of all thank you for letting me download this files free.
    It would be quite great present for Valentine.xx

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lucky13blondie
    21/12/16
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    "YES!"

    I love Richard Armitage and I will probably listen to anything he narrates! His voice is amazing! Classic Love Poems does not disappoint!

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  • KG
    19/12/16
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    "Only downside? Too brief!"

    Richard Armitage reads these classic love poems very well - he does more than justice to the cadence, and his variety of tones added some life to the collection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Chicago, IL USA
    29/11/16
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    "Wish it were longer"

    A decent selection of well known poems and beautifully read. Only wish it was longer and had more variety.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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